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Blue Gene

An IBM research project located at Argonne National Laborator, which is dedicated to exploring the frontiers in supercomputing: in computer architecture, in the software required to program and control massively parallel systems, and in the use of computation to advance the understanding of important biological processes, such as protein folding.
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n 2007 The IBM BlueGene supercomputer was installed at CERT, the commercial arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE.
The BlueGene screams by comparison at 500 teraflops.
25 million IBM BlueGene supercomputer, which has the equivalent processing power of more than 2,000 home computers, to cut that time down to just days.
It is interesting to note that the BlueGene/L and BlueGene ridiculously parallel supercomputers are based on the PowerPC 440 cores.
The research was conducted on an IBM BlueGene Q system and the storage infrastructure was developed by DDN.
Current implementations include a variety of hardware and software infrastructures, including multi-core systems and IBM BlueGene.
Even IBM's BlueGene project, which seeks to pack one million minimalist RISC processors running at 500MHz and delivering 1 petaflops (1 million gigaflops) of power in a single machine to crack tough genomics problems, is not as ambitious as the TRIPS project.
In the molecular dynamic simulations using the Lab's BlueGene L supercomputer, Wu and colleagues found that the hydrogen (H) and hydroxide (OH) atoms in water transport oxygen from nitrogen storage to carbon fuel under PETN detonation conditions (temperatures between 3,000 Kelvin and 4,200 Kelvin).
Last year, a research team led by Modha had used the BlueGene supercomputer to simulate a mouse's brain, comprising 55m neurons and some half a trillion synapses.
From seminal work on business analytics to breakthroughs in microprocessors that enable gamers as well as IBM's BlueGene supercomputer, to mainframe product development, this group of employees has made important contributions to IBM and the industry.